Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears features conversations with people making life-sustaining choices. Human hearing is tuned for options that enable healthy choices. The nourishing rhythm of the sun and soil steady those who listen and stories from those breaking trails into a sustainable future inspire us. Have you ever sensed change coming, before it hit? Over the years we learn to expect change, it is happening now - we live in a time of transition. When change occurs, if we shift gears and are alert, more options are available. Join Will Evans for Shifting Gears the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK.

Ways to Connect

Jacob Liberman explains when the intelligence of light catches our attention and we follow that guidance our path doesn’t result in unintended calamities.

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On July 29, 2021 Richard Lamm, 38th Governor of Colorado died.  We respectively pause at his passing to revisit a conversation from May, 2019 when Lamm reflected as an elder on human relationship with Mother Nature and the Law of Unanticipated Consequences.

Katrina Blair talks about her commitment to health and a living world.  She explains how the Durango Turtle Lake Community aligns with these commitments through Talking Circles and cooperative action.

Michael Thompson

This month, host Will Evans speaks with Basalt-based architect Michael Thompson, who’s also a long-time friend of fruit trees. He explains when and how he shifted into a living world story.

Watershed Way Ceremony

May 24, 2021
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We broadcast the Watershed Way Ceremony on our airwaves on May 23rd. Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the live broadcast. If you missed it live, that doesn't mean you can't partake in a ceremony. Find a source of water and play this audio file to find yourself fully immersed in celebrating SOURCE.

Will Evans speaks with Katrina Blair about how she celebrates the connection between personal health, wild lands, and source water.

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Will Evans speaks with John Kimmey about Hopi corn, drought-resistant crops, and how intention and song benefits plants and people.

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Brooke LeVan returns to the airwaves with host Will Evans to continue his New Year's report on the condition of Sustainable Settings and the state of the world. 

State of the Soil Report on Shifting Gears

Mar 3, 2021
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Host Will Evans sits down with Brooke LeVan, director of Sustainable Settings,  to talk about the state of the soil and other lessons of 2020. This conversation was originally recorded for airing in January.

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This month on Shifting Gears, Will Evans in Arizona speaks with Moran Sol Broza in Israel. Broza is a chef, social impact entrepreneur, and climate ambassador. She has many years of experience in community and business development, focused on positive social and environmental impact.

 

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Elizabeth Herald returns to Shifting Gears and recalls who attended her self-led, coming-of-age ceremony on Cortez Island: the wilderness and a wolf. 

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Elizabeth Herald explains how she grew from a childhood connection with nature to a new level of aliveness at age ten and eventually the opportunity to listen to a gray whale in a Baja California birthing lagoon.

Michael Thompson

This month on Shifting Gears, architect and local food advocate Michael Thompson explains how his daughter’s sensitivity alerted him to a change in the source water that they drink.

Local elder, retired medical doctor and host of Shifting Gears William Evans has released Circulating Source Water. This monograph incorporates science, history and spirit to inform our predicament and offer new stories for life and healing on Earth. The book is available online and at Mana Foods in Carbondale.

Dee Crouch

Dee Crouch retired from medicine and the Emergency Room and discovered hot blown glass.  He learned his creative visions were made possible with new skills in balance, communication and teamwork.

Gordon Hempton

 

This month on Shifting Gears, we revisit a conversation with Gordon Hempton, "The Sound Tracker," from December, 2011.

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On March 25, 2015, Will Evans interviewed Boulder's Horizons K-8 School Principal John McCluskey. We highlight this interview today to revisit John's wise words about council.

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In 2008, Dr. Will Evans interviewed Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. For part two of this interview, click here.

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Local Tyler Lindsay returns on Shifting Gears to continue a cross-generational conversation with Will Evans about our relationship to this planet mounting uncertainty. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

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Elizabeth Herald returns to Shifting Gears and recalls who attended her self-led, coming-of-age ceremony on Cortez Island: the wilderness and a wolf.

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Sustainable Settings

Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings reflects with Will Evans on agriculture as a healing practice.

Brook LeVan

To begin the year's public affairs programming at KDNK, Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings reflects with Will Evans on our collective responsibilities toward one another and the earth.

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Local Tyler Lindsay returns to talk about his pursuit of flow and relationship with source water on Shifting Gears. Click here for part one.


The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

Theo Colborn is credited with identifying damage to human reproductive health caused by small doses of toxic chemicals called endocrine disruptors. Theo also explains why lack of public health protection of air and water is a concern to residents of the Colorado Drainage. Will Evans interviewed Theo in a three-part series in 2011. For parts 2 and 3 of their conversation, click here.

Karen Grey

 

Ten years ago, when this program was recorded, Karen Grey created an outdoor preschool where children were given an opportunity to find a part of themselves that our fear culture and push for academic excellence, even at the preschool age, does not allow. Karen is moving onto a new phase of her life. We thank her, wish her well, and celebrate the continuation of Carbondale Waldkinder.

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Tyler Lindsay talks about his pursuit of flow and relationship with source water. Click here for part two.

Paul Hempel

Paul Hempel returns to Shifting Gears to explain the value of source water education in the introduction of the “keep it clean, cause were all downstream” program extending from Vail to Rifle to Aspen.

Sustainable Settings

The fruit growing on the apricot tree at Sustainable Settings this spring affirmed for Brook LeVan the benefits of his long-standing, friendly relationship with the wild.

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Dick Lamm,

 

38th Governor of Colorado,

 

reflects as an elder

 

on the

 

“Law of Unintended Consequences”

 

and our relationship

 

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